Posts Tagged ‘texas’

The Opacity of Hope

ERIC GRIFFEY
The 120 or so people gathered at J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill in Arlington recently were celebrating an early Christmas present. The party was hosted by the Downwinders at Risk, an environmental group based in North Texas,...


Nutcrackers

Big Ticket
Having curtailed its season for budgetary reasons, Metropolitan Classical Ballet makes its only public appearance in Tarrant County this weekend, performing The Nutcracker through Sunday in Arlington.



Major Collection

JEFF PRINCE
Four men who played pivotal roles in the creation of Texas are being honored in a one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Stockyards.


Cash-Trapped

BETTY BRINK
Fort Worth City Council member Kathleen Hicks believes that her Eastside constituency is under assault from a powerful and virtually unregulated coalition of payday lenders and pawn shops, and she is launching a major effort to...



Relish-ing the Chance

LEONARD CALLAWAY II
For years, Fort Worth sisters Adrea Deems and Shelley Wright cooked, packaged, and distributed by hand a holiday cranberry relish that made friends and family salivate. But it was only last year that the sisters finally realize...


Exit the Highway

Hearsay
There are a lot of things I don’t “get.” Coconut flavoring is one. Who in the hell wants to eat anything that tastes even remotely like tanning lotion? Another is turning without signaling. (You’re just ...



Geeks Get Respect

KRISTIAN LIN AND COLE WILLIAMS
“At Southern Methodist University, you can now major in video games. Finally, a degree more useless than political science.” – Jay Leno


Studying Fire While Rome Burns

Static
“I woke up in a puddle of my vomit … I might have stopped breathing … I might have been slipping into a coma … I might have actually temporarily died. I can’t say for sure.”



The Frogs Rise Again

CAROLINE COLLIER
It was Jan. 2, 1939, and the Texas Christian University football team was behind at halftime, trailing Carnegie Tech 7-6 in the Sugar Bowl. The Horned Frogs were unbeaten that season, but now they needed some magic. And when th...


Slammin’ Saturday

Big Ticket
If you like watching large muscular men slam each other to the ground, mark Nov. 28 on your calendar. You’ll be able to attend two events answering that description, and at the second you can even do some good.